Have you ever heard a good answer for what causes ADD or ADHD? Probably not. Most people in Los Angeles, get their information via the drug manufacturers, who want you to believe their sales pitch. Most of the time you will hear that the cause of ADD is unknown.
Sometimes you hear circular reasoning like “the cause of ADD is from a learning disorder.” Well, that’s like saying “a lower attention span causes a lower ability to pay attention:” totally worthless nonsense.
So now you, face a misdiagnosis like “learning disorder,” or a simplistic label like “ADD,” “Attention Disorder,” or “Attention Deficit.” Those chemical treatments do nothing for any associated gross motor disorder that are common with ADD or ADHD. They do nothing to correct altered brain neurology associated with mild concussion syndrome.
Underlying Causes Of ADD & ADHD
Whether your concern is adult ADD or child attention problems, we can agree that something is suboptimal about brain function. However, that’s very different than the mislabeling and misdiagnosis of the condition. The misdiagnosis of “adult ADD” or “childhood ADD,” is not benign. The potential underlying multiple causes of ADD get ignored when the diagnostic label is “ADD.”
Presently, there is no medical test to prove this condition is isolated in the brain and caused by the brain. We know there is brain involvement, but we cannot reasonably conclude that the underlying problem is due to the brain. Yet it is precisely this faulty assumption about your child’s brain which dictates the use of the dangerous drugs they want to force on your child. They use the same assumption to convince YOU to take them for the bogus adult ADD label.
You rightly hesitate to start medicating your child because you know the dangerous safety record of psychoactive drugs, especially in children. Children, or adults mislabeled and misdiagnosed with “attention deficit disorder” or “attention deficit hyperactivity disorder” get treatment with destructive medications. The prescribing doctors believe that your child’s brain, or body, is incapable of healing, repairing, and coping on its own. This is a false belief system of doctors and biased, indoctrinated educators (teachers).
This false belief is the sole reason they prescribe destructive medications, but don’t let their false beliefs fool you. They don’t know ANYTHING about methods to restore brain function like holistic functional medicine or applied clinical nutrition. You need a drug-free alternative opinion, and the help of a non medicine alternative doctor.
Boston Children’s Hospital Research
A recent study lead by researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and several other institutions, found that there have never been any studies proving that ADHD drugs are either safe, or effective.
Yet, over 6 million children (including 10,000 toddlers) have been prescribed ADHD drug “treatments” with documented side effects including abnormal heart rate/rhythm, depression, hallucinations, homicidal ideation (they think of killing people), insomnia, irritability, hostility, mania/psychosis, seizures, stunted growth, stroke and sudden death to name a few. Parent’s are not being given the facts about these drugs.
Contact us today for yourself or your child. We investigate for the true causes of ADD. It is less costly and less time consuming than you might think, or were lead to believe. Give your child, or yourself the advantage, results, and new hope that our drug-free, multi-step approach can accomplish.
What is ADD?
ADD is not a psychological disorder of the brain. ADD is a result of a physiological disharmony of the body that affects the brain. Sometimes it is coupled with a previously dismissed minor head impact, but generally, brain function follows sub-optimal body physiology. Brain function is affected when the physiology of the body is sub-par. A natural functional medicine chiropractor is the only kind of practitioner who addresses the body’s core, underlying sub-optimal physiology. “Attention deficit” is a valid symptom, but not a valid diagnostic term.
What is the standard care for children with ADD & ADHD?
Other than alternative medicine, or natural functional medicine, you get the standard care for kids with “ADD” or “ADHD.” It’s a dead-end street of psychoactive drugs for the rest of your child’s life. More than 25% of kids and teens in the U.S. take prescriptions on a regular basis [wsj: “So young and so many pills”]. Just because you are familiar with the idea of lifetime medications for conditions in adults, such as type II diabetes, it does not mean it is safe for your child to take lifetime drugs altering brain function. Even the familiar can be risky. The drugs they want to prescribe are so powerful they are considered “controlled substances” by the drug enforcement agency. Who decided that these are ok for kids?
Any ADD/ADHD treatment must be based on a physical examination
Successful ADD treatment can not be based solely on interviews with children or adults. Prescriptive guessing —by well intentioned, but clueless people in doctor’s coats— never gets to the potential root causes of ADD. The doctor must do a holistic physical exam. The exam must focus on revealing the sub optimal physiology and functions of your child’s body (or your body). Together, these areas of sub-optimal physiology, like the gut-brain axis and the brain-immune axis, contribute to the true causes of ADD.
ADD/ADHD Alternative Treatment
When it comes to natural functional medicine and complementary or alternative care, you should never take the advice of someone who does not fully understand a functional medicine, complementary and alternative practice. So, without telling you not to listen to a conventional doctor when he/she is not an expert (doesn’t practice that way), you should understand that you need to consult with a different kind of doctor– a holistic doctor– to get the answers you need. Otherwise, you will get more of the same unqualified advice.
Taking the unqualified advice of a conventionally trained physician regarding “ADD” can be confusing. Remember: their beliefs regarding this condition are not based on any physical test or blood test. Their evaluation based on an interview is insufficient, or entirely meaningless. Old-school approaches like that will ultimately fail. Sometimes you just have to go with your gut feelings. The best solution for children with “ADD” (or adult ADD) is a natural, drug-free, whole-body approach.
So now it is time to make your own decision for a drug-free alternative doctor to help you. At least you know that there is a natural, non-pharmaceutical, multi-step program available, instead of treating ADD with chemicals. Maybe you are really looking for a completely alternative treatment for ADD, not just a complement to misguided drug therapy. Yes, you can help yourself, or your child without using dangerous medicines. We have a safe alternative for healthy children, and adults.